by Tammy Euliano
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Pub Date 03 Jan 2023 | Archive Date Not set
Kadence, a new type of implanted defibrillator, misfires in a patient visiting University Hospital for a routine medical procedure—causing the heart rhythm problem it’s meant to correct. Dr. Kate Downey, an experienced anesthesiologist, resuscitates the patient, but she grows concerned for a loved one who recently received the same device—her beloved Great-Aunt Irm.
When a second device misfires, Kate turns to Nikki Yarborough, her friend and Aunt Irm’s cardiologist. Though Nikki helps protect Kate’s aunt, she is prevented from alerting other patients by the corporate greed of her department chairman. As the inventor of the device and part owner of MDI, the company he formed to commercialize it, he claims that the device misfires are due to a soon-to-be-corrected software bug. Kate learns his claim is false.
The misfires continue as Christian O’Donnell, a friend and lawyer, comes to town to facilitate the sale of MDI. Kate and Nikki are drawn into a race to find the source of the malfunctions, but threats to Nikki and a mysterious murder complicate their progress. Are the seemingly random shocks misfires, or are they attacks?
A jaw-dropping twist causes her to rethink everything she once thought she knew, but Kate will stop at nothing to protect her aunt and the other patients whose life-saving devices could turn on them at any moment.
Perfect for fans of Robin Cook and Tess Gerritsen
While the novels in the Kate Downey Medical Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:
Praise for the Kate Downey Medical Mystery Series
"A medical thriller meets domestic suspense meets serial killer terror all rolled into one page-turning extravaganza. You will read Misfire for the plot, but absolutely stay for the characters. I miss them already." —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times best-selling author
“Medical suspense as sharp as it gets. Euliano is off to a good, no, a brilliant start.” —Kathy Reichs, New York Times best-selling author
“This is terrific—delicious suspense, done-that authenticity, and a great main character in Dr. Kate Downey . . . We want to see more of her.” —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author
“Fatal Intent rings with thrilling authenticity. Tammy Euliano writes with convincing authority, immersing us in a world only a doctor truly knows.” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author
“Tense and fulfilling, there’s plenty of sizzle and emotional clout in this stirring debut. And, even better, it’s all written by someone who knows what she’s talking about. A wonderful beginning and I’m looking forward to more.” —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author
“[Fatal Intent has] an intriguing plot with wonderful twists and turns and all kinds of dangers—devious and frightening! A wonderful debut for this talented author!” —Heather Graham, New York Times best-selling author
“Heartbreaking and searingly realistic, this terrific debut will have you turning the pages as fast as you can. Only a true medical insider like Tammy Euliano could concoct this riveting and authentic look inside the medical community’s life and death decision-making process—and the fragile patients whose lives are tragically changed. A tale of high stakes and shocking manipulations, the tension will keep you holding your breath until the very last page.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today best-selling author
“Euliano, herself an anesthesiologist, brings authenticity to this chilling medical thriller. Readers will look forward to her next.” —Publishers Weekly
“An inherently compelling page turner of a read from cover to cover, Fatal Intent showcases author Tammy Euliano's impressive talents as a narrative driven storyteller with a deftly ability for creating memorable characters and unexpected plot twists.” —Midwest Book Review
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